Posts Tagged 'sewing'

Work In Progress: Hanna Washburn

  Photos by Daniel Natalo-Lifton This past week, I sat down with our Work in Progress (WIP) artist for the month of July, Hanna Washburn. Accompanied by her colorful, soft sculptural pieces, we chatted about her childhood memories of textiles,

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Work In Progress: Hanna Washburn

  Photos by Daniel Natalo-Lifton This past week, I sat down with our Work in Progress (WIP) artist for the month of July, Hanna Washburn. Accompanied by her colorful, soft sculptural pieces, we chatted about her childhood memories of textiles,

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TAC Summer Camp, 2018: Week 1!

Throughout Week 1 of TAC Summer Camp, we delved into the power of text and textiles. The campers took a field trip to The Museum of the City of New York to see the exhibit, Activist New York. The exhibition

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TAC Summer Camp, 2018: Week 1!

Throughout Week 1 of TAC Summer Camp, we delved into the power of text and textiles. The campers took a field trip to The Museum of the City of New York to see the exhibit, Activist New York. The exhibition

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Air Cycle 9 Highlight: Rhonda Khalifeh

How did you first get interested in garment making? I felt like my needs weren’t being met and that I wanted to make and design clothes for myself. I grew up in a Muslim family and I observed a dress

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Air Cycle 9 Highlight: Rhonda Khalifeh

How did you first get interested in garment making? I felt like my needs weren’t being met and that I wanted to make and design clothes for myself. I grew up in a Muslim family and I observed a dress

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AIR Cycle 9 Highlight: Lily Moebes

How did you first become interested in working with textiles? I really avoided them at first because my entire family is into textiles and I wanted to be a rebel. But then I graduated from college and didn’t have a

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AIR Cycle 9 Highlight: Lily Moebes

How did you first become interested in working with textiles? I really avoided them at first because my entire family is into textiles and I wanted to be a rebel. But then I graduated from college and didn’t have a

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Work In Progress: LJ Roberts

How did you first become interested in working with textiles? My maternal grandmother taught me to knit at age 7, but I didn’t really take to it at that age.  I developed an interest in sculpture in high school and

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Work In Progress: LJ Roberts

How did you first become interested in working with textiles? My maternal grandmother taught me to knit at age 7, but I didn’t really take to it at that age.  I developed an interest in sculpture in high school and

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Kids of TAC: Pollock Inspired Skirts!

Cycle 3 of TAC Afterschool’s Sewing and Fashion class focused on projects inspired by famous artists. For their final project of the cycle, students designed their own Pollock-inspired fabric and used it to create a garment! On the first day,

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Kids of TAC: Pollock Inspired Skirts!

Cycle 3 of TAC Afterschool’s Sewing and Fashion class focused on projects inspired by famous artists. For their final project of the cycle, students designed their own Pollock-inspired fabric and used it to create a garment! On the first day,

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AIR Cycle 9 Highlight: Chang Yuchen

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with AIR Cycle 9 resident, Chang Yuchen, to discuss her latest work with textiles. Chang Yuchen, (b.1989, China), graduated from School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA) in 2013 and Central Academy

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AIR Cycle 9 Highlight: Chang Yuchen

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with AIR Cycle 9 resident, Chang Yuchen, to discuss her latest work with textiles. Chang Yuchen, (b.1989, China), graduated from School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA) in 2013 and Central Academy

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Elemental Dyeing!

In Cycle 3 of TAC Afterschool, we recently made patchwork tote bags using elemental dyeing methods. We explored three different techniques that used unconventional techniques to dye fabrics for our bags. The first process was snow dyeing: First, we gathered

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Elemental Dyeing!

In Cycle 3 of TAC Afterschool, we recently made patchwork tote bags using elemental dyeing methods. We explored three different techniques that used unconventional techniques to dye fabrics for our bags. The first process was snow dyeing: First, we gathered

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AIR Cycle 9 Highlight: Cory Siegler

Cory Siegler is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned a BFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute, and her current work is based primarily in drawing, printmaking, bookmaking, and patchwork quilting. Cory is the General Manager at Printed

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AIR Cycle 9 Highlight: Cory Siegler

Cory Siegler is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned a BFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute, and her current work is based primarily in drawing, printmaking, bookmaking, and patchwork quilting. Cory is the General Manager at Printed

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Stories of Scale, Selvages and Sublimity: Ethel Stein, Lenore Tawney, and Mary Atwater

The traditional English Dictionary describes yarn as a thread which is spun and is used for textile making (weaving, knitting, knotting, etc). Yet, a different definition of yarn also means to tell an informal tale or a story. The twofold

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Stories of Scale, Selvages and Sublimity: Ethel Stein, Lenore Tawney, and Mary Atwater

The traditional English Dictionary describes yarn as a thread which is spun and is used for textile making (weaving, knitting, knotting, etc). Yet, a different definition of yarn also means to tell an informal tale or a story. The twofold

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